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developing sensors that we could place around cities that would give us some analytics on how people move around cities and how vehicles drive around cities. so, currently we have 16 neighborhoods -- 18 neighborhoods covered in san francisco, and we get real-time data back that shows exactly how many people go by some of the busiest areas in san francisco. so, you can see here san francisco, on average total, i think we had 150 people cross our sensors on average for every sensor. in case you want to go into time density. so, we end up getting these really, really great visualizations of the busiest times and the least busiest times of people moving around san francisco. you want to go down into union square? you can see the data changes dramatically when we change the neighborhood. and just illustrates how different every neighborhood in san francisco really is. we're announcing today that we're providing some of this data to the city as a kind of public service to help the citizens here figure out how many people walk around their neighborhood. but mostly it's to help public service, li
lucky enough to have two very distinguished honorees for our distinguished service a word for the city and county of san francisco and the first person we will recognize tonight is vera noon tear if you can please u.s.a. plast she is the social director at the arab culture and community center and she helps hundreds of families in trans by providing social work service and is i know how important that work is and how difficult that work is and i can't thank you enough to ensure that all of our communities are cared for and ensure that all of our competency ask ins san francisco serve the arab and arab community know what to do when people walk through their doors so thank you so much vera. (applause). . >> thank you so much for your support san francisco we really appreciated it the arab community really appreciates it and tomorrow is a huge day for the community it's the beginning of the big holiday, so happy new year, (arab) thank you. you. >>> thank you vera. >> (applause). vera i do say with ask you to stay with us up here for a moment. hard work is never done alone and the be
the accomplishments of the latino community here in soon fran. >> welcome to the celebration here at city hall. >> i am mr. tores and director of neighborhood services. >> and i am ms. linqarga and work for the resource center. [applause] before we continue let's have another round for applause for dr. loco and the music provided. [applause] >> and tonight once the celebration and ceremony is over we hope you enjoy from refreshments and drinks with us. we have so much to celebrate tonight. >> and so many honorees to celebrate and are you true partners in making san francisco the best city in america in 2012. [applause] >> our theme for tonight's celebration is "community unity" because it's because of the collective efforts of the honorees across the diverse fields that bind us together. >> as we talk about about your programs and the media brings hope what means most to the community. we're we honor your success to san francisco or your distribution to the small businesses or the community or the youth or bringing the diversity to us through intricate sound. >> whether we inspire us in the communit
the best 21st century city government that we have in the entire world. so, thank you for being here, and it is my pleasure to introduce our mayor's budget director kate howard who in addition to helping to balance multi-billion dollar budgets every year, she will tell you about our plans around our chief data officer. thank you so much for being here. (applause) >> good morning, everyone. i'm kate howard. i'm the mayor's budget director. i'm here to just to talk briefly about the really exciting opportunity that i think is going to be coming up in the city, which is announcement of our new chief data officer. some people may think that the budget office is mostly being countered, but really our office is focused on how do we make government more efficient, how do we make it more effective, and how do we use information to make better decisions. and i think that's why the mayor has asked that the chief data officer sit in my office. so that they have access to financial information as well as a team of people who are already inclined to work on analytical problems. so, as the ma
in san francisco because san francisco is one of the most innovative cities in the galaxy, and it's a very great place to be the home of the challenge america summit, the first-ever challenge america summit. so it's now my job to introduce our first speaker of the night, who is going to officially kick off the first-ever challenge america summit, somebody who has been verylfe instrumental in creating a movement around innovation in san francisco. just a few months ago, announced october as innovation month inla whole lot of work on, you know, creating a@g real ecosystem for entrepreneurs, for governments, for everybody to create new ideas and new innovations. please join me in welcoming mayor ed lee to the floor. >> [applause.] >> thank you. thank you, josh. welcome, everybody. now that i know where i'm at, i want to welcome all of you, i want to of course thank the night challenge -- night rover challenge, nasa, of course, for being here. i also want to thank s.p.u.r. again for hosting it. you know, when i started working with s.p.u.r. many years ago, i knew they were a spacey pe
the city. and started to do this and started to think there must be a list out there. there must be a list of every park in san francisco. i would find it in wikipedia. we stumbled into the sf data website and started looking. it was unbelievable, actually. so, some of the data sets we really needed were already there in very, very good format. and random things that i would never think of like movie set locations in the city of san francisco or every piece of civic art that was there, just really interesting things all with, you know, latitude-longitude, tags and information about them. it was really interesting. and then in my first meeting, in our first meeting with the innovation group, the city i heard of 10 other things that i clearly should have been using and didn't even know existed, literally within the first 15 minutes of the meeting. ss things like street safety, sidewalk safety scores and quality scores so we could wrap people around places. * route people around places. really unbelievable. we availed ourselves of resources going forward. we had the same -- like an
provide the previous two years in the same format so basically nod of the head to the city service auditor are you satisfied with the steps the puc recommendation? so those who can't see we are getting a nod of approval, yes, you are satisfied. anything else you'd like to add to finish it off? >> yes. i wanted to add that we are pursuing reimbursement of discounts provided for ineligible participants in the program so for those -- i could at least speak to the 41 ineligible accounts, a sample of 90, after verification. we're collected 6.2,000 out of the 17,000 thus far with collections currently in progress. delinquenty is mitigated through service plan and/or liens on owner properties. the process right now for those findings are ongoing. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you very much. >> thank you. >> supervisor elsbernd: gentlemen, sorry to delay you. go to public comment. mr. paulson, mr. yep, anybody else who would like to speak during public comment please come forward. >> good afternoon to the government audit and oversight. i want to say happy retirement quickly to mr. harrington, you
of sense to the san francisco that i know. i also know there are a lot of people who live in this city who are desperately trying to remain san franciscans representatives of this city, and are finding it difficult to be here because of the rising cost o of rent. i don't believe this is any kind of units being created that will actually be able to help that group of people. so i just cannot stomach, you know, supporting this idea, though there might be some folks who see benefit. i just will be voting against it. >> president chiu: colleagues, any further discussion? let's take a roll call vote on these two items. madam clerk. >> clerk calvillo: on item 15 and 39 as amended, supervisor avalos, no. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen, aye. supervisor elsbernd, aye. supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. supervisor wiener, aye. there are 10 ayes and one no. >> president chiu: these ordinances are passed on the first reading. supervisor wiener, item 16. >> clerk calvillo: item 16 is an ordinance
's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit >> good morning everyone. >> morning. >> good morning. >> good morning on this do you feel sunny day that we didn't anticipate. we actually would be outside celebrating if we knew it wasn't going to rain but we want to thank public housing to accommodate so you wouldn't be out in the rain. i am mayor lee new director of domestic violence services. today we have a mazing and important event and we are unveiling a critical center in this community. we will start off with mayors from our city and county mayor lee. please give him a round of applause. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. welcome to sunny dale, our hope sf site, our public housing site, a place we know that people not only want to survive but be part of the great city of san francisco so we are investing in people here. some months ago the police chief and me and others announced our effort to make public safety more important in the city and interrupt the violence, interrupt
of the city supporting giants gear it's about the impact of this team. it is hard work, perseverance and hard work and work with each other. did bruce bochy and these 25 guys quick when they lost the first two games against cincinnati? no. did they accept the inevitable with st. louis? no. they carried on with determination and experts and pundits predicted that this san francisco giants was going to the world series and team work means everyone contributes and we saw those plays and three home runs for pablo sandoval right here in san francisco. [cheers and applause] . buster posey grand slam. [cheers and applause] outside there, yes! we saw the magic of the wonderful catch he did to save the out and jer nee affeldt and come up through the season and crow -- crawford saving the ball and all the pitchers and pitching their hearts out to zito to a felt and in comes romo . [cheers and applause] we needed everybody. we needed every skill. we needed that great team work so today in recognition of their second world series championship in three years i am proud to present the highest hon
thank someone that has been invaluable to me and my career and my work and my efforts to make this city successful. i want to acknowledge a pioneer in the sustainable practices our former mayor and now lieutenant governor gavin newsom. [applause] >> a couple years ago then mayor newsom forged a partner with san francisco and president clinton and the clinton global initiative to transform the civic city into the first of its kind sustainable resource district. since then we have built 525 golden gate, our puc building, one of the greenest in north america and on track to receive lead platinum certification. yes. we have installed electric charging stations here at civic center. we have free wi-fi. we have installations at the urban gardens and led lights in the plaza and we continue to do even more. i am proud to announce here that we have applied for lead certification of eight of the existing buildings in the san francisco historic civic center district. [applause] that will represent more than 2.2 million square feet of civic real estate, including buildings such as city hall,
suggest that perhaps a beehive isn't as valuable to a city that needs an elephant pen. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. >> i'm going to be using the overhead. this is my son. can i use the overhead? >> president chiu: sfgov-tv. august 14, 2006. i just want to sayç&%( [ that we talking about violence versus nudity. i'm not bringing that up. "k about my child seeing nudity, but i'm worried about them seeing guns and i'm also -- we can continue -- we continue to be ignored as mothers and fathers. every year, every day, every holiday, every birthday, we are ignored. i come here all the time, and we continue to be ignored. we have -- we also have help -- i'm talking about when you say you want to help us, how could you help us help color, especially african-americans, and i say also, how can you help us and you -- i'm sorry, and i wrote it down -- help us do something for us, without us. and we talk about districts. our district -- yes, our our children's aren't. districts aren't human. our loved ones are. and i say that because i want to hold these pictures up,Ò( !6 od one
rocking san francisco city hall indian way. how about a big round of applause for all our dancers? all right. [applause] all right. once again let's hear it for your singers, our dancers from everywhere here in the san francisco bay area. [applause] all right. good singing. good dancing. posting the eagle staff at this time. be shout out to larry harrison for taking care of our eagle staff. you maybe seated. calling up to the podium at this time michael lupdtin and vice president of the marketing and branding for this station. >> hi everyone. can you hear me? hello everyone. i am from kqmd and i wanted to welcome you to this eighth annual indian heritage celebration. we are honored to be honoring four heroes from the community who have tirelessly worked throughout the year to provide the kind of service that admissible media is about and engaged community and robust heritage is about. nominated by community leaders they have worked at the grass-roots level and share the highest values we all share. as a public supported media organization we are committed to this and in no
for a while. >> in menlo park, rest denlts and business owners can get sandbags to get ready. the city provides the sand and bags but you'll need your own shovel. there we found a restaurant owner that has learned the hard way. >> it's supposed to go down to the streets but sometimes when it rains so much, it can't hold. it flooded the kitchen so this time around i'm going to be prepared. >> sneeze sandbags are available while they last. norcal's advice to make sure you are ready for a disaster is posted at abc7news.com. you'll find that helpful guide under see it on tv. >> several areas, they are taking new actions to protect themselves. >> neighbors in daly city is sleeping in shifts. >> amy hollyfield has more on that and action taken in pacifica where rain and sliding cliffs damaged two apartment buildings two years ago. >> this was unbelievable and unforgettable. 60 feet of hillside disappeared. two apartment buildings were condemned. as storms roll into the bay area officials say they aren't worried about a repeat performance. >> they haven't seen any advanced erosion or continue
throughout all of the city's mandated public notice requirements on our website. we also, our commission secretary sends out an agenda via e-mail or mail that has requested that agendas be sent to them on a weekly or monthly basis. we've exhaustive outreach. i'm happy to read the organizations, if that's like me to do as well. >> supervisor chiu: that's part of the record that's appropriate. the second question i had was rementd to an issue that was h#rom the marina community association, and i think addresses some of the concerns that have been raised. one thing that they propose in their letter is that our committee include language in the lease that adopts a trial period, wherex=((bmk specific mechanisms are put in place to make sure that woodhouse is operating as a good neighbor which include addressing noise complaints, hours of operation, and making sure those are followed, impact of restaurant lighting, mitigating that on the surrounding community, dealing with garbage, dealing with abc violations around alcohol pç consumption as well as compliance with city codes on rodents and
't push for all of it. youth can't work and i'm going to say also, too many elected officials at city hall don't have kids, or don't have kids that really need transit because their family can drive them. we want to change the youth mind that they don't think about needing to be driven to and from school. thank you. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. next speaker. >> my name is francisco decosta. first and foremost let me inform you that i've been following muni for the last 40 years, and i don't appreciate that while mr. risken was trying to explain something, again and again he was interrupted. that's totally uncalled for. having said that, all city, the city and county of san francisco, needs to help our youth, in whatever way they can. and you guys, who try to take that, you know, something, you all know practically nothing because you don't have a history of what muni did before. for example, we had mayor frank jordan, who took all the money that was supposed to go for buses, and he used it to buy brand new police cars. you have no idea how much money was spent on the maintenance facili
are not criminals. we are taxi drivers but basically take people around the city but we cannot pay our rent. 25-35-15 years ago, and you think you do not own them any compensation as long as it goes into your checking account. maybe it is time for a civil grand jury to investigate. and what you are doing. it seems that you have no conscience at all in the city. thank you for your time. (applause) >> good afternoon. chairman nolan, directors. i am very curious as to why you gave us three minutes today. only one minute last month. when they all showed up. now they're not here because this is things giving week; they need to be working and serving the public. this is disgusting. the irishman is correct. you should go back and figure out what the nolan family really means. they will be a challenge to what you did. this is not funded yet and yet you decided to shut the door on the taxidrivers. i'm glad that is him hyoshi is back; it a great job running the meetings. (applause) glad that director rubke showed to listen to what happened, and i hope you have a summary of what occurred of the
and also room rates also go up. in addition, the billing and collection will be conducted by the city. so right now the treasurer and tax collector issue the bills and collect the assessments for the existing tourism improvement district. that would continue. but the city would also have a contract with the san francisco tourism improvement district, which is a non-profit. they have a board of directors of the folks who are assessed in the tourism industry and other at-large participants and they work with the city on -- well, the expansion project. in addition, to the expansion project the assessment district is going to fund a couple other things. it's going to fund a convention sales and marketing. so they'll basically be promoting the convention center to the conventions that exist internationally and nationally and try to lure them to san francisco with some of the funds. they'll have a capital reserve and maintenance reserve for future renovation needs, as well as they operate the assessment district itself. so the construction timeline is 2015 to 2018. and again, the term of dis
and the community to make sure that domestic violence victims in our city are well treat and had provided with the services that they require in order to recover, in order to be able to move on. today we're also announcing a grant. we were given a grant of $650,000 from the department of justice. this is a grant that my office applied for with the assistance of casa de las mujeras. i don't know why i keep saying that. [speaker not understood] the issue of women's shelter and other organizations. the goal of this grant is to be able to enhance our ability to deliver services, especially for the most vulnerable victims of domestic violence. as many of you know, this year -- this month we celebrate domestic violence month. and every year my office has an event that we do in order to educate service providers and the public about the things we can do in order to enhance our services. and we're so fortunate today that we're also getting this grant. the reality of domestic violence is a serious crime and don't let anybody else tell you otherwise. one in three households in the u.s. are impacted
disagree. i think the city has been proactive on this as evidenced by a number of measures passed by the electorate without such a task force, you have an elected board of supervisors, mayor's office, i don't think we need an additional layer to address this. >> supervisor chiu: i agree. last year with proposition c we formed groups of city officials and experts and community groups of public to figure out how to move forward. that is appropriate when trying to come up with a proposal but i think an ongoing continuous task force, we have an awful lot of task forces in the city so i would agree that's not something i would support at this time. >> supervisor elsbernd: recommendation no. 2, adopt a realistic and consistent formula for estimating assumed expected return rate. i would actually agree with this and frankly i think we already do that. so i don't have an objection to this. >> supervisor chiu: neither do i. >> supervisor elsbernd: no. 3, san francisco employees undertake investigation and failure analysis study of investment policy report and rcht to the members of the pub
three, almost there -- the jury said -- >> supervisor elsbernd: can i suggest, finding three, city must pay increasing contributions to the fund due to underfunding. i don't think anybody disagrees with that. >> i would rather not be rushed through this, if you don't mind. i'm sorry. we've waited all day and i'd rather not be rushed. >> supervisor elsbernd: is there anyone who disagrees with that fact? >> i would like rather not to be rushed. thank you. >> supervisor elsbernd: i just have to state this. i need to be at land use committee. >> can we -- i'd be happy to postpone, if you don't mind. >> supervisor elsbernd: that's not going on work. >> we're talking about 15 billion at stake. and i would rather not have it be rushed. >> supervisor elsbernd: and i agree but i have a lot of about on the points of disagreement. >> good. >> supervisor elsbernd: i don't want to waste time on points we all agree on. >> i think that it was said, in the pension fund response, that after 2015 the payments may decrease. this was a statement they made and we have an answer to that statement. did you wa
that is the direction that this industry is going, this taxi industry. san francisco is a very weird city, politically high strung. seems to act on whims and notions. and from the upper. the direction comes from the top down. from staff down to you. with your blind obedience, deaf ears, and extremely dumb. if you are not dumb, you are corrupt. if you are not dumb or corrupt, you are delusional, and in denial. i would like to say that "dumb" is my choice for you. i will like to think that there is hope to educate you and that you will grow and make this industry flourish. and service will be great. i can tell you that -- i do not get that impression, driving 24 years. peter -- native san franciscan. i am disgusted >> chairman nolan: anyone else care to address the board. >> i declare the public hearing close. >> chairman nolan: ms. -- would like to speak to any of the points raised? ms. hyoshi, could you come forward. could you comment on -- the point was raised about how this will work on day one in what the person could do with that. could you talk about that a little bit. >> yes, thank you.
good. all right. let's do a couple of practice runs before we start eliminating some cities. all right. let's do a pablo sandoval home run. pablo, give me a fake swing. he hit its high. he hits it deep and he hits it -- already. let's do one more. jeremy, are you ready? take a swing. and the pitch to affeldt. and the pitch -- swing and a miss. [laughter] >> hey, no, we will do it this time. do you trust me? come on, seriously. come on. all right. we're going to do it anyway. are you ready? and the pitch to affeldt. he hits it high. he hits it deep and he hits it -- >> audience: out of here. >> now, this has to be louder because we're eliminating cities and teams. are you ready? they were supposed to be better than us after a bunch of trades. the los angeles dodgers are -- all right. the giants. they're down to two games of cincinnati. they win three straight. the reds are? >> audience: out of here! >> it has to be louder for the next two. are you ready? the giants go to st. louis and need to win there and back home. the st. louis cardinals are? >> audienc
to members of the board of supervisors, based actually on advice from our city attorney. just a couple of things. there has been a lot of concerns in consternations of residents from our neighborhoods in south beach, rincon hill and mission bay around the speed this process is going. given the timeline that golden state warriors with their lease expiring in oakland in 2017. i understand the reason for the pace of the project but we have of course asked for a balance to be struck, given many of the concerns that residents have around traffic and noise and density, and also how we as a city is going to respond to the increased infrastructure demands with this arena in place. i do want to thank the city and the warriors for agreeing to some kind of slow down to certain level of -- for example, moving oir eir scoping meeting from mid-december not midst of the holidays when residents are with their families and employees and pushing that to mid-january and also requiring that our citizens advisory committee, which was set up to advise both the board of supervisors and the mayor's office on
these technology companies, making sure that we can work with other cities. i am very lucky to be part of the u.s. conference of mayors, and they allow me to represent san francisco as the innovative center for all the rest of the cities across the country. so we get to compare information and there. what these days i will get to talk to you while i am in washington, d.c., and you can hear what i am saying across there, so we can enjoy it -- wherever i go, you know i will be working and not fooling around. finally, we also are using technology to join our private companies in hiring san franciscans. hopefully some of your kids, some of your grandkids as well, are going to enjoy some of these great jobs in san francisco, because the companies that are here, many of them have agreed to use the virtual hiring practice called hiresf.org and share the technology to hire online send franciscans. we're doing the right here in our great city. i have a chief innovation officer, jane, who is working in my office. he keeps a good connection for both me and them members of the board of supervisors to share
happen in the greatest city in the world, san francisco! [cheers and applause] >> "san francisco, open your golden gate". (music). [cheers and applause] "san francisco, when i get home again i'm coming home". [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome giants' announcer renel brooks moon. >> what's up everybody? hello san francisco giants fans. [cheers and applause] how are you doing? this is so nice. we had to do it twice; right? thank you all for coming out today. and ladies and gentlemen it is my honor to welcome you to the official city celebration honoring your 2012 world series champions san francisco giants. now, as we gather together as a community today to celebrate this joyous occasion we do want to take a moment first to recognize those impacted by hurricane sandy and mourn the lives loft from this disaster. of course the giants share a deep history with new york and our prayers go out to everyone on the east coast affected by this disaster and the red cross in those regions they really need our help everybody and we encourage you to donate for the re
is happening in the financial district aye 50' radius or 1/6th of an average city block is not enough of a buffer to protect our existing small restaurants, cafe and delis and shops. it doesn't matter if it's 60'. 300' to 50' and now they are trying to revise the ordinance from a 300-food radius to a property line of 50-feet. if you had a brick-and-mortar restaurant and you wanted to expand into an empty restaurant, woo you . would you go into that empty restaurant and establish a business selling sandwiches when there is an existing food truck outside? absolutely not. ken cleveland from boma is recommending -- sorry, i'm a little nervous. the golden gate restaurant association we do have a meeting set up 2:00 p.m. friday. 100 montgomery. i haven't been invited and i know there is a meeting scheduled and if you want to contact them and find out who is invited and what will be discussed, that would be great. when the ordinance was initially written, it really benefited the food truck owners. that is why scott wiener's office got involved and trying to amend it. the parking spaces, t
-- and they have our whole city on lock-down. it's ridiculous. you can't do anything without jumping through hoops and red tape and then we have other people that are able to cut the red tape and come out here from outside influence whether it's politics or business. they come from beijing and shanghai and can start businesses and make money. i'm a small business owner myself. i have a promotion management agency that i'm just now going public with. so small business is super important and that is what you guys are here for; right? thank you for acknowledging that, president adams. i appreciate your guys' time and that everyone showed up. i thought it was an empty house. does someone sit there or is that open? you can't answer? i can pause for a second. is that seat open? >> that person is not here today. >> oh, okay, cool. so there is no available seats on the board? >> if you go to 311.org, there is no availability right now on 311.org they post if there is a vacancy. >> point of order if you could stop the clock. thank you. i have been trying to open a bunch of businesses. we have bus
to research as to whether the city would provide that funding to be able to do that. as you know, our budget doesn't allow for those kinds of things. >> so you think it's maybe an idea to look at down the road, but not to be include here? >> i think, if the 50' element moves through, i think my sense is one would have to see what the result of that is. it may push -- that restriction may push mobile food operators to take a look at other areas that they may not have considered. i don't know. it's something that i can ask and see if there is money there to do an economic sort of study and analysis, but we might just want to see what the outcomes are after this legislation moves through. >> okay. well, sorry. >> i have a comment and question regarding commissioner dooley's recommendation about after 10:00 that it be allowed. i am hesitant to put it as a blanket on this legislation rather than to deal with it on a case-by-case basis. because in addition, to the nightclub and restaurants you also have property owners and residents in that area that we might need to consider. >> we could
is a community development director of city northern california. she is responsible for the community development, investment in the community -- community redevelopment act program and making sure that under served communities in the marketplace have access to financial services and products. prior to her position with citi she served with the congress of california seniors a state wide nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting low income families on the issues of health care, affordable housing, transportation and consumer protection. please give a round of applause to jenny. [applause] our next honoree in the field of business is jammy man maldanado from the mission district. >> jiemy was born in san francisco in the late 60's and living in the mission and defined yourself by chicana, latino or mexican. his father founded the bakery and he took over in 1992 after graduating from san francisco state. when we asked him what circumstances shaped him he said greeing up in the mission shaped me and we knew our fathers cleaned a dish, picked some fruit and if you lost sight of you
commitment to the city just as we are doing here on the uss macon. the fleet week celebration of our city of course will celebrate the blue angels and the parade of ships but i think the public will appreciate even more how ready we are and the practice we are doing. thank you very much. again, i salute the men and women in uniform that are here to help us, that are here to practice what we preach and again also to all the different agencies that are working together with us. thank you very much for being here, happy fleet week. . >> when people ask me about our mayor, i tell them, he gets it. you can see that from his remarks just now. he knows what this is about. and a lot of other people get it, too, and i want to tell you after fleet week the senior leaders seminar last year, the word got around. and in november there was a massive earthquake in have an, turkey, and the city of san francisco and the san francisco fleet week association were asked to send a team to do an assessment of their earthquake and their preparations or lack of preparation. so the word is getting out. seat
. i'm farewell well attuned to things going on in the city, and in my neighborhood. and i only heard the first details about this last thursday evening, from an upset neighbor. we get notices all the time about stuff;+( >z going on at te marina green. why wouldn't we get something about this. we got no notice. and then to sneak it into a hearing on thanksgiving week, when everyone's away doesn't seem right. that any decision be postponed until better solicitation and outreach to the affected community can be achieved. hours of operation, my comments there, it should be concurrent with the regular park hours, is sunrise to sunset, anything beyond that substantially changes the nature of marina green. adding the sale of alcohol on a permanent basis completely changes the character and use of marina green. residents on marina green are good natured about the heavy use there but i think this is an unprecedented permanent change to a commercial use, and i urge you to postpone the decision until after the holidays. thank you for your time. >> supervisor farrell: thank you. before the next
the city's perspective our biggest challenge was the lan communications. we've worked really hard to improve interoperatability communications with the city. if we were needing assistance from oakland police department and they needed to come into san francisco, we have a really good structure to be able to implement interoperatable communications over the radio. but with the military this is a whole new set of radio frequencies, radio technology, even before the planning we didn't know what they had. it took us several planning opportunities and meetings to flush through some of that information and one of the biggest take aways for us, as a city we're required to have a tactical interoperatable communications plan. it describes how you interoperate in an emergency or an event within the city as well as regional partners. we don't have that with military and i think that's one of the biggest take aways, we need to really flesh out a document so we have captured who our contacts are, what technology they are going to bring to the table and start that initial planning from the g
the city and employees additional money to make sure that/9::֖ we can main the health of the plan. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you. >> thank you. >> supervisor elsbernd: any other concluding comments? okay. i'd like to invite up either trustee driscoll, trustee -- any comments you'd like to make? >> good afternoon, supervisors. it's a pleasure being here. as you may know i serve as an elected member of the san francisco retirement board. i'm not serving in that capacity and not speaking for the board here. comments, the freedom of speech which we have so observed earlier in this meeting. first of all, i want to talk about risk. i attend the bicker shir halfway meetings, warren buster is one of my heroes. he told a story if you would have invested when columbus came to the new world, if you could have bought treasury bills and reinvested those at the yields they are now, your dollar would have grown to $1.71 in 520 years. and all of our jaws dropped. i got my calculator and verified that number. warren was right. the short answer is we have to take risk. the grand jury report tal
of the night thinking about what would happen if a disaster struck our city. and i think about this and i think i have these nightmares really for three reasons. one, everyone who lives in san francisco knows that in 1906 we were hit not just by an earthquake, but by an earthquake that led to a fire that burned down literally every single neighborhood in the district that i currently represent in the northeast part of san francisco. another reason why i wake up in the middle of the night, though, has to do with an experience i had 7 years ago in 2005, which i think i might have shared with some of you here on this ship today. in november of 2005 i was asked when i was running a technology company before i joined the board of supervisors to show up at the city of the site of a client. that city was new orleans. this was a few weeks after hurricane katrina, which we all know will be probably the greatest civil engineering set of blunders that our country has made in our country's history. and what we all learn from hurricane katrina is what happens when we don't have a community
are as a city. and it's something that's very troubling to me to see that. we're a city that actually had -- the publication of city life that naked lunch came out there was a ban about that. the city looks at free speech and expression, we're a beacon of light to other places around the country and sometimes there's weirdness about how we express ourselves but i think that is what is great about san francisco. i have something teed up that i was saving for before, for chris daly when he used the f word in the board chambers but i think this is more appropriate. catch-22. and think it expresses some of the absurdity of this that we have in the backdrop of world war ii where people are killing each other, the inconsequential nudity that is before the general is sh something that is quite meaningless over all. >> why aren't you wearing clothes, captain? >> don't wanna. >> what do you mean you don't want to. why don't you want to? >> i don't know. i just don't wanna. >> why isn't he wearing clothes? >> he's talking to you. >> why isn't he wearing clothes, major? why isn't he wearing clothes,
. but there is a lot of heart in this city. because both these events will go on as planned despite the downpour. this train is a labor of love. you can see it in every colorful detail. >> we've been working on this since august. getting this ready. getting the platform ready and doing our last-minute things for the train. >> reporter: the train has been rolling around the hendricks' front yard for the past two years. now it is making its debut in the los gatos holiday parade even if it pours. >> we'll be prepared with plastic. >> reporter: organizers stay holiday parade has only been ranld out once in 56 years. they have no intention of canceling it. still, some participants are a little storm shy. >> we've had five cancellations at this point and we have 246 entries. we'll probably have another five to ten if it is like this. >> reporter: the annual tree lighting ceremony schedule for downtown los gatos tomorrow night will not go dark either because of the storm. and the open holiday parade which is drawn crowds of 100,000 peel in the past will keep on marching saturday afternoon. so grab your
-e-q-a offers many benefits to city residents, government, and to developers by providing considerable notice to the public, encouraging developers and residents to work together and to develop mutually beneficial plans, to reduce appeals and costly litigation which is beyond most residents and community organizations' means anyway, and the government doesn't need costly litigation either. also, the c-e-q-a process allows reducing appeals to the board of supervisors. but, in fact, there are only about 10 appeals to the board of supervisors in any given year of the thousands of projects. so, that's kind of a safe argument to say we have to protect the board of supervisors from appeals. so, please stop this legislation. please give all of us time to digest the memo that you just received today and we just received today, and let's go back to having some real involvement of stakeholders in crafting legislation a fresh rather than trying to amend this bad draft. thank you. >>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is rose hill son. first of all, in this piece of legislation which is new 2012 leg
with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. in the east bay city of hercules, some residents are watching and waiting to see if a hillside with a troubled past causes some more damage. this is what it looked like in march of 2011 when the hill started to give. pushed into homes and rocked them off their foundation. >> in the east bay city of hercules, some residents are watching and waiting to see if a hillside with a troubled past causes some more damage. this is what it looked like in march of 2011 when the hill started to give. as you can see it pushed into homes and rocked here's a google earth look at the area impacted...just south of highway 4. in total four homes were affected here along carson street. you can see the hillside behind the homes. and as kron four's terisa estacio reports, the concern that more homes could be impacted by the storms...which are now bearing down on the bay area. >> no tresspassing signs out in front of these homes send a message loud and clear.... this hillside won the battle. the war began back in 2011, as you can see in this video taken then, the
at the a new storm... now moving into the bay area... along with high winds. you are looking at city crews hoisting the 25 foot acacia tree here in this video. it toppled over at around 4 am .falling on to this house on the 300 block of virginia avenue.the worst damage was that the backyard fence was knocked down..only caution tape and a few splintered boards remain..luckily the resident inside the home was not hurt. the city says they soil was saturated by the rain and the nearly 50 year old tree couldn't hold up any more. the homeowner says she called the 311 to complain about the city maintained tree on more than one occasionbut nothing was done. >> i knew it wasn't dying or near death and i thought that this city could come out and take care of their tree. what ever it was going to do. i knew that it was -- going to die. unfortunately, it came down on a a structure. >> the department of public works are now chopping up what fell down.they admit that the homeowner did everything right and should have been out here sooner. they say they are changing their producal on how to respond to f
we meet the challenge of climate change so we have to look at promise of our cities. san francisco bay area is a city that has great resources to meet the challenges of global climate change. this program, the cleanpower sf program is what we have. it's our greatest tool to assure we're doing our part around climate change around the world, and this little area of the world can actually make a huge difference, and that's what we have to decide how we're going to implement over the next few months, but the major work that we have actually accomplished by green lighting this program to move forward. i want to also emphasize that while we're actually implementing a program addressing our part with climate change and creating the clean power program in san francisco we're meeting a program that meets the needs of the city, not just around clean energy but employment and if we're successful in this program, and especially to the build out of the program that can happen when we have revenue coming in and many jobs can come with the build out and i am excited about that. there are neig
. the two leaders are fighting over where they sit at city meetings. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on how this became an issue in the first place. >> reporter: it's surprising. with all the issues facing government berkeley's council voted on who is sitting next to whom inside those council chambers. this came at the recommendation of the mayor. but it's like a wedding or dinner and there are politics at play and where you sit says a lot. in the city of berkeley, the chair you choose to sit in has become a political punch line. >> a minute ago, we would just standing here and this guy came up and said, oh, be careful -- or don't sit next to me or be careful where you sit. people say these things. >> reporter: the reason for the chair sensitivity the councilman says is because the mayor doesn't like his policies and there is enough animosity that the mayor doesn't even want to sit next to him during council meetings. here's the seating arrangement now. woring ton next to the mayor. now capitelli is next to the mayor moving worthington to the outskirts. >> this is a silly petty almos
to look at board of the clerk procedures. there is a city attorney opinion letter. and every individual determination for an appeal if appropriate, is it timely, has to be reviewed by the city attorney for review by determination. important to the hpc in particular, the proposed procedures would change nothing about how historic resources are evaluated under see qualitiv so, there is some confusion as you heard about that. there would be -- the only change relative to historic resources would be a small change to the special noticing that happens to those who are on our preservation mailing list. and this notice for historic resources was amended in the recent version just last week so it would address the concern and provide notice for any city adopted service. so, that's kind of the big overview. now our senior environmental planner sarah jones is going to go through the memo that we handed out today. and there copies on the table for the public. if anyone needs an extra one, they can see us. >> could i ask a quick question to staff? there's references i'm reading in here, and you jus
been playing games in other countries for the sport. san francisco is an inter national city so we will probably have additional events that no one's thought of in terms of not only celebrating the 50ses but emphasizing inter national perspective on the sport of football. that is a key strength. like any franchise, they are looking for more market gain, this is where it will happen. >> we are going to ask rich to come up. if this group could stay and answer questions. but rich has a special way to throw this out. once again thank you to goodby silverstein for everything. >> i like that. my birthday it rained every day. snowed. what is football without -- >> wet weather for me. >> has to fit him just right. take that off. [ laughter] >> the mayor wanted -- >> before you leave i have a surprise. sophia will be a major opera singer. today she will sing something we will hear a lot of for the next year. ♪ >> president chiu: good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of tuesday, november 20, 2012. madam clerk, call the roll clmpletsd supervisor avalos, p
, there are many streets of our great, great city and everybody i think is now enjoying so many of the neighborhoods that are rising up. but there have been neighborhoods like desoma and the excelsior, critical names of streets that we named after filipinos who really served our city and country in a fabulous way. i want to make sure that people remember that. because it's part of our history. so let me say some of them that many of you in the room know, but a lot of our people don't know that. you ever see the names? (listing names ) if you were really smart and if you are as smart as hydra wants everybody to be in san francisco, because of her board of education work, you should know victoria manalo dreys park. that was named after vicky dreyes, a filipino olympian from san francisco. these are names we should never forget. we'll see another names as they serve our great city and become our great local heroes. many of these names now on this very wonderful interactive board. tonight celebrate. celebrate the whole month and make sure we remember our heroes and make sure we hon
examples of our city's resources really helping to make our city more lovable. >> today marks the beginning. a re-creation of community and hope. a re-creation of opportunity. we need simply this. you come, if you like this park. that you show the world when you invest in people that it matters. >> that concludes the general manager's report. although i believe commissioner lowe. >> thank you, mr. president. i want to compliment the staff and department on putting together a citizen's advisory committee for the palace of fine arts. being involved it is a very vibrant and vocal process. it encourage all to attend the public meetings on december 5th and december 12th. there's a lot of creative and great ideas coming out of the process. i encourage all to attend. >> thank you. ditto that remark. that is right. let's move on. >> public comment. i have three cards. george wooding, katherine howard and andrea oleri. >> good morning commissioners. my name is george gooding. i represent the college for san francisco neighborhoods. i would like to speak for a moment. now that the election propositi
how you're going to reach out to the various communities in the city. supervisor olague that touched on that. and second the plan does not take into account the impacts of the roll out and pricing scenarios being developed by local power which you have contracted with to do this, and the rate fairness board wants to study these before recommending the rates which will affect what you tell people in your surveys and outreach. so we respectively ask that you direct the staff to return to you in december or january with a really detailed outreach program that clarifies the outreach strategy and integrates local build out and jobs, and infrastructure and incomes into pricing and outreach. thank you. >> hi folks. nice to see you all again. i think it's been a number of months since i addressed you briefly. of course i speak on behalf of the advocates and we have been very actively involved in this issue and we sent you this later with our considered opinion which i hope you take seriously, serious reservations that we have as advocates representing the community with this particular
is that we should change the way we think in this city. this city is for everybody. we have to recognize san francisco values. we have to support everyone, not just blacks, latinos, asians, lives here. the way the debate was going, it's so racist and prejudicial. we have to stop the discrimination thing in the ci city. >> supervisor wiener: is there any additional public comment? okay. mr. chairman, may we close public comment? public comment is closed. i want to thank everyone for coming out today. and i think that there is a lot of common ground in terms of the desire to have a great public transportation system. we may have sometimes different perspectives on how to get there, but there is a significant number of -- a significant amount of common ground. in terms of the resolution that we have before us today, i think it speakscj::4" for itself. it is an effort to put us on record, stating that money that is eligible to maintain this system and to reverse muni's downward spiral is money that should be used for that purpose, to increase the reliability of the system, to fix the vehicles, t
no other city will ever have to repeat again. but the bottom line is it is so critical at this point to talk about the amazing things and capabilities you have both within the internal system of the federal management emergency response systems here that exist in the city and the state and the federal level and what the military can bring. our chain of care will only be as strong as its weakest link and my job is to make sure that if you call us or if you need us in the maritime services that our links will be as strong as yours and your job in the civic and again, i applaud the amazing men and women of our law enforcement agencies and our emergency response teams, you are my heroes. you are the ones that run in when everybody else is supposed to run out. and we see the drama all the way from 9-11 through katrina to whatever the next catastrophe is going to be. we live in a nuclear age. who would have predicted the united states would be fully invested in a response in japan? who would have predicted several years ago when a tsunami hit a country in indonesia which was predominat
that's assigned to city attorney task force cases so he does a lot of detailed work. another thing i would be remiss in not acknowledging that this is a collaboration with other city agencies as well. so yvonne mara and deputy city attorney jerry -- work closely with us and we commend their efforts on this as well. thank you, supervisors. supervisors, thank you. p.( #e >> president chiu: thank you to our dbi staff. why don't we go to our next commendation which will be provided by our district 5 colleague, supervisor olague!qj. >> supervisor olague: i didn't -- i have another month here so i didn't want to leave without acknowledging some of the folks that play a critical folks who live in public housing. most of these people, they work really hard, and some of them work outside of their job, donate their resources, and it's just pretty amazing, the level of commitment many of these individuals have to others. and i just wanted to make sure that members of the public also this society where sometimes it's easy to become kin cal there are still -- cynical there are people who give of
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